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Researchers from China, Belgium, the US, and South Africa report on findings from a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, a plant that grows on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Using short- and long-read sequences, the team put together a nearly 235 million-base C. himalaica genome assembly containing an estimated 27,019 protein-coding genes, and hundreds of microRNAs, ribosomal RNAs, and small nuclear RNAs.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.